Bringing affordability to cage-free
For decades, eggs provided an affordable source of protein. But as the cage-free movement gains momentum and political support, eggs aren’t the incredible bargain they once were. In fact, only the top ⅓ of U.S. households can afford today’s cage-free eggs, let alone meat. The solution lies in improving efficiency—and the livestock facility itself could be part of the answer.
Working together to create the world’s largest cage-free facility
Summit’s ability to think beyond buildings and come up with creative engineering solutions is making a big impact on two of the nation’s largest egg producers, Rose Acre Farms and Cal-Maine Foods. In fact, we’ve worked with them to create the largest cage-free facility in the world.
Our relationship throughout the process has been nothing short of extraordinary. We’ve coordinated every aspect of the build, communicating and collaborating with all involved parties from animal husbandry to procurement, energy engineers to ventilation specialists. We’ve managed every variable, supervised deadlines, monitored overall site safety and made sure that the job was done right.
The end result? A multi-building facility that will provide a cage-free home to 1.8 million laying hens and produce approximately 650 million cage-free eggs each year. All in a more humane environment that’s designed to decrease chicken stress levels, increase feed consumption and improve survival rates.